As a composer, sound-artist and improviser, Stevie Wishart explores medieval and contemporary extremes. She is passionate about music’s unique ability to express new ideas on a level which transcends other routes of communication.
The challenge of creating music for a wide range of contexts is central to her working-process, especially within FoAM, where she joins her fellow generalists in re-imagining possible futures at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life. This makes a very meaningful contrast to her more conventional music commissions: for choreographers including productions by Michèle Noiret (Théâtre National de Bruxelles) and Wayne McGregor, for the designer Philippe Starck’s ‘Le son du nous’ (Exit festival, Paris), and for a BBC Proms commission. With the support of a Visiting Music Fellowship at the University of Cambridge she is currently composing ‘Concerto à Double Entendre' commissioned by the Orchestra of the Age on Enlightenment and by The Handel and Haydn Society to be premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London this May and in Boston in 2016.